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The Airgun Show – Night Vision Rat Hunting with NiteSite, plus the Tracer LEDRay F900 Lamping Kit Review

Night shooting season getting into full swing, and this week we’re shooting nocturnal rats with the Nite Site Wolf in R-TEK guise. Heavy rain forces Mat Manning to base his foray inside the farm buildings, where he picks off unsuspecting

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The Airgun Show – Day and night rat hunting with the ATN X-Sight II, PLUS the Cometa Orion SPR on test

We put the ATN X-Sight II day and night scope through its paces during a rat shooting session on the farm. Mat Manning combines the night vision unit with the Brocock Compatto, and kicks off by bagging a couple of

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The Airgun Show – roost shooting for crows, PLUS Tracer LEDRAY F600 lamping kit on test

It’s time to keep crow numbers in check, so Mat Manning takes the hunt to the roost. With the leaves down, the hunting should be easier but it’s never straightforward when you’re targeting crafty corvids. Despite the challenges, Mat still

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The Airgun Show – roost shooting for pigeons, top kit from the British Shooting Show, PLUS the Air Arms S200 Sporter on test

It’s a blustery day in the woods, but strong winds aren’t going to put paid to the pigeon shoot. Mat Manning reaches for his FAC-rated Daystate Mk4 to beat the breeze, and manages to bag a few pigeons at the

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The Airgun Show – trout farm rat infestation, plus the Remington Express on the test bench

Rats and water go hand in hand, and we’ve found a fishery that’s teeming with scavenging rodents that have acquired a taste for trout pellets. Watch as Mat Manning uses his Daystate Huntsman, lamping tactics and some well-placed bait to

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The Airgun Show – farmyard jackdaw shoot, plus top plinking targets on test

Targeting crafty corvids can make for a challenging day’s shooting. Here, Mat Manning demonstrates the importance of fieldcraft and patience to bag scavenging jackdaws that have been causing problems on the farm. Mat also explains when and when not to

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The Airgun Show – lamping rats, plus the Walther Rotex RM8 review

Airgun Shooter’s Mat Manning proves that you don’t have to have the latest night vision gear to shoot rats after dark, as he heads out on a farmyard foray that stretches into the night. It looks like the session could

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Outdoor essentials: Torches and lamps

After-hours hunting – whether by lamping or other nightvision system – is popular with many airgunners. Indeed, it’s often a necessity during the shorter-day seasons. Tactical flashlights are increasingly popular with lampers, thanks to their lightweight, compact designs – meaning they can be easily mounted

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Show down

We stop the presses to report back from IWA & Outdoor Classic 2013 – Europe’s largest shooting trade event

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